Tennis Tournament Draws Top Players

Coming July 30
BY: CATHY WATKINS

We get the third edition of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel sponsored by Cinemex from July 30 to August 4.  This tournament will have a total purse of nearly $800,000 dollars, ranking it as the highest in its category (ATP 250) in the Americas Region.  The Los Cabos Open is a professional men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. You should see our stadium, it’s kind of behind the Country Club and it’s pretty nice.

Several well-known players representing countries from around the world have already been confirmed.  There will be 28 singles players and 16 players for doubles matches. Here are some of the top players with their ATP ranking. 

Juan Martin Del Potro

Ranked 4- Argentina

Sam Querrey

Ranked 13- United States

Jack Sock

Ranked 14- United States

Fabio Fognini

Ranked 15- Italy

Filip Krajinovic

Ranked- 30 France

Feliciano Lopez

Ranked 37- Spain

Ryan Harrison

Ranked 58- United States

Taylor Fritz

Ranked 69-United States

Thanasi Kokkinakis

Ranked-157 Australia

 

Juan Martín Del Potro from Argentina is now ranked 4. Del Potro was able to return to the Top 10 by winning  two important titles in March.  He won the Acapulco Title (his first ATP 500 in five years), but his claim to fame is he beat Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells to clinch his first ATP Masters 1000. Del Potro concluded the first semester of 2018 with a strong performance in Roland Garros by making it to the semifinals that took him to fourth place. Potro has come back from four wrist surgeries in his career, and he is definitely a force to be reckoned with this season. 

Sam Querrey from the United States is  ranked 13, and he’s returning to Cabo for the third year. Querrey is the champion of last year’s tournament here in Cabo.  Also, in 2017, Sam won the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco when he upset the number two seed Rafael Nadal.  Querrey became the first American to win the title in the tournament’s history.  Querrey is also the first to ever win Acapulco and Los Cabos in the same year.  Then, he went on to reach the semi-finals in Wimbeldon.  Last month, in the midst of all the tennis tournaments he got married in Florida on June 9th, after flying in from France where he participated in the French Open at the end of May.  He started off well when he beat Frances Tiafoe, but he bet on himself losing as the last day of the French Open was his wedding day. 

Jack Sock is also from the United States and is ranked 14.   Sock  won the Masters 1,000 in Paris-Bercy at the end of the year in 2017.  However, Sock has now lost three consecutive first round- matches at majors this season.

Feliciano Lopez from Spain is ranked 37, and it’s his third year to return to Cabo. The last two years Feliciano made it to the finals in Cabo. 

Just because Kokikinakis from Australia is ranked 157 doesn’t mean he can be counted out.  Thanasi just celebrated the biggest win of his career at the Miami Open in March when he upset number one ranked Roger Federer. 

Don’t delay.  Get your tickets now to see the exciting lineup.  Tickets are available at the Koral concierge located in the Hampton Inn on the fourlane and at the courts in Cabo Del Mar in Cabo San Lucas as well as Ticketmaster.  The Koral is open from Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (52-624-104-0127).  The contact number for Cabo Del Mar is (52-624-688-4526).  To purchase tickets on-line go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx.